The Melrose/Wakefield Monthly Winter Farmers Market will hold its 4th market day of the season on Sunday February 15 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St in Melrose and will continue its 3rd Sunday of the month winter schedule on March 15 and April 19.
New this month: We are not quite sure yet, but we just may have a vendor specializing in Ethiopian food! If so, the vendor will have ingredients for your own home cooking for sale as well as some tasty dishes you can try right at the market.
We will continue providing a “café seating” area on the stage where you can take a break from shopping and enjoy a tasty beverage or baked treat from Pour Man’s Coffee, a sweet from Spindler’s Confections, or a cup of delicious clam chowder from Roberto’s Seafood.
As always, there will be plenty of locally grown produce including winter squash, beets, onions, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, kale, collards, spinach, and Brussels sprouts, pasture-raised meats, poultry, eggs, and cheese, hard cider, fresh fish, dips, spreads, sweet and savory preserves, fresh baked goods, seasoning mixes, teas, cheesecake, hand crafted candy, root and ginger beers, soaps, candles, and herbal products.
Here is the list of vendors we know for sure are coming on Feburary 15: Farms and Food: Farmer Dave’s, Oakdale Farm, and Red Fire Farm, Lilac Hedge Farm, Shady Pine Farm, West River Creamery, Roberto’s Seafood, Bondat Foods, Samira’s Homemade, In Good Taste, Fior D’Italia, Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Swiss Bakers, The Popover Lady, Goodies Homemade, 7ate9 Bakery, The Roasted Granola, Coutt’s Specialty Foods, Vermont Gourmet Candy Dish, Doves and Figs, Soluna Garden Farm, Spindler Confections, Eventide Confections, Ackermann Maple Farm, and, for our canine and feline friends, Emmett’s Edibles.
Beverages: Pour Man’s Coffee, Tower Root Beer, Far From the Tree Cider, and Down East Cider.
Artisans: Kittredge Candles, Trow’s Treasures, and Wicked Good Soap.
In addition, there will be live music by Ed Britt and Don Borchelt, and cooking demonstrations starting around 1:00 p.m. by Holly Pierce.
Along with credit and debit cards via our Market Bucks system, the Winter Market also welcomes SNAP/EBT transactions in exchange for Market Bucks. The Winter Market will match SNAP/EBT purchases up to $5 per visit so all of our neighbors can afford to eat healthy local foods. Just stop by the Market Manager Table.
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